20 mg for sleep

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Hi docs have me 20mg for sleep. Two nights ago I took the quite late and didn't wake to 12 the next day and feel vague, is this normal? Should I take it earlier? Dose to high? Thanks

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    Hello Mark

    i take 30mg of mirtz each evening its best to take it early in the evening, and yes it could cause you to oversleep taking it late. However i get a wonderful nights sleep i wake up as sharp as a pin and ready to go i hope this info helps answer your question. Ross

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    Hi Mark

    Mirt contains a strong 'slow release' sedative, it will probably last all day, give or take depending on the individual.  Not sure if you know, it's not a sleeping tablet, Mirt' should carry a strong warning not to stop suddenly or drink alcohol with it - it doesn't work so well with alcohol.

    There is plenty of advice on this forum to read should you decide it's not for you, but as a kindness, may I bring to your attention not to stop suddenly as the wd is megga, and the wd takes between 2 to 3 weeks to kick in!

    I hope Mirt' solves your difficulties, it's been very good for me, so far ...

    Wishing you well smile

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      Thankyou for your kind reply due to pain anxiety alcohol has been used to sleep. My sleep has always been terrible and as I am already suffering withdrawal from setraline sleep is important I cannot remember the last time I had a natural sleep. If I start to wind down at 9 to sleep for 10:30 what time would u suggest.
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    Hi Mark

    I think an hour or an hour and a half as you start to wind down will be fine.  B setting the alarm and forcing yourself to get up is healthy for your sleep pattern.  I could recommend "Say Goodnight To Insomnia" Dr Greg Jacobs.

    I take 15 mg Mirt for sleep, the lower dose is supposed to be more sedating !!!  I didn't know you could get 20 mg - it comes in 15 and 30 mg here, folk talk about taking 22.5 / 30 or 45 mg - the higher doses being for depression I think.

    You say you feel "vague" - within a week or so youu may find your body gets more used to it and that "knocked out" feeling first thing in the morning gets better.

    Remember - don't suddenly stop, check out advice elsewhere on this forum first.

    Wishing you well.

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